Jump on these free courses to learn iOS mobile game design [Deals]

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If you’ve got an iOS phone, you’ve got one of the world’s most popular gaming platforms in your pocket. If you want to build the game that inspires others to gleefully smudge up their screens, you don’t have to worry about not having studied video game design in college. MakeSchool’s Free iOS Game Hacking Course will give you everything you need to build your own big hit for the tiny screen.

The 8-week course begins by walking you through the making of a clone of the endlessly playable Angry Birds, Flappy Bird, and Game of Life, titles that set the standard for the current mobile gaming boom. You’ll be given the option of teaming up with a partner online, working through Objective-C, Xcode, and SpriteBuilder, the foundational languages of mobile game making. With a database of expert lectures and 17,000 free graphical assets, you’ll walk out with all the skills and resources you need to build a game and put it up onto the App store for the entertainment-hungry public.

The curriculum developed by MakeSchool is used by the likes of MIT, UC Berkeley, and Carnegie Mellon, so you can be sure you’re getting a solid introduction to the ever-growing world of mobile game design. And, in case this hasn’t sunk in yet, right now the course is free. If you’ve ever wanted to peek behind the screens of your favorite games and get to building you’re own, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better opportunity to get started than this.

Bonus deal: Keep the ear candy pumping while you’re busy making the next Candy Crush with REMXD’s On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones, available now for just $35.99.